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Rebecca Ann Klann
Rebecca Ann Klann
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Rebecca Ann Klann, 72, of Rochester, passed away peacefully at The Mayo Clinic, St. Marys campus on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Rebecca was born June 2, 1949 in Rochester to Clarence and Mary (Nield) Klann. She was a graduate of John Marshall High School and during high school she started working at St. Marys Hospital in admissions. After graduation, Rebecca continued her career at St. Marys where she worked as a purchasing manager for the next 47 years, retiring in 2014. On August 8, 1997, she married Terry Runkle in Kasson, MN. Rebecca loved going fishing and boating, watching softball and basketball. She also loved rooting on her favorite NASCAR driver Chase Elliott. Rebecca enjoyed cooking, baking and frequenting auctions. She loved all animals, but her beloved dogs were very important to her. Rebecca was always radiating happiness, had a stylish and colorful flair but could also be a spitfire at times. She will truly be missed.

Rebecca is survived by her husband, Terry; children, Charles Messerschmidt, Desirae Messerschmidt, and Jennifer Messerschmidt; grandchildren, Autumn and Aaron Grover and brothers, David (Connie) Klann, Daniel (Bonnie) Klann, Richard Klann; brother-in-law, David (Johan) Runkle; numerous beloved nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends. Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mary.

A graveside service was held 11:00 AM Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Center Grove Cemetery in Douglas, MN. Memorial contributions can be made to the Mayo Clinic Poverello Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com

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16
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Center Grove Ceme
6991 75th St NW
Oronoco, MN, United States 55960
A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Center Grove Cemetery in Douglas, MN.
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k kim damon on Sep 21, 2021

We were socked to hear of Becky's passing. Our condolences go out to all of her family . She was a great friend. Always willing to help someone. She will be sorely missed. Jeff and Kim Damon

R Richard Purdue on Sep 18, 2021

I’m very sorry to hear of this. My condolences to all of the family.

B Barb Lecy on Sep 18, 2021

Dear family of Becky., I am sorry for your loss. Becky was much too young to be leaving you all behind. I worked at St. Mary’s and dealt with Becky and the purchasing dept for Central Services dept. couldn’t have asked for a kinder , fun person to work with. Barb Lecy

C Cathy DeMartini on Sep 16, 2021

Rest in peace

C Cathy DeMartini on Sep 16, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Becky and family were our neighbors on 3rd Ave when I was growing up. My Mom and Dad RUBY AND Don, Gilbertson now deceased. We always enjoyed them . Cathy Gilbertson DeMartini

J Jonathan Torrens-Burton on Sep 16, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Becky's passing. I have not seen Becky for a number of years but really enjoyed working with her in Purchasing at Mayo Clinic. I could always rely on Becky for a smile, professional expertise, a funny story or a strong opinion on the matters of the day. I always knew where Becky was in the office...I could hear her over the dividers! Sending condolences to Terry and Becky's family, who she always talked about fondly.

R Robin on Sep 16, 2021

Sending prayers to all of Becky’s family and friends. I was also lucky enough to know Becky through work and adored working with her!

  Patrick McCullough on Sep 15, 2021

Becky aka Mom, was just that, she would do anything for you, always a joke/laugh when she was around. I worked with her for many years but our friendship continued outside of work. A group of us recently got together for dinner and Becky and Terry sat across from me but I didnt get to talk to her much because she was being mom and catching up with everyone, she sent me an email the next day apologizing and checking in on me, typical Becky, always thinking about others . I never got a chance to respond, I have so many things I wish I had said, most of all we love you Becky, you will be missed ❤️

D Darla Bushman on Sep 15, 2021

Dave, Connie and Family, so sorry to read this. Please know u r in our thoughts and prayers!!! Marv and Darla Bushman

A Andrew Klann on Sep 15, 2021

Becky was always full of love and cheer. She also always had interesting stories to tell. I enjoyed hearing about her purchasing job at the Mayo clinic. The obscure expensive devices that the doctors needed. She had funny jokes about it. And then when I myself became a doctor the jokes became funnier. I certainly got my collectors gene from My father and Becky. Even though I was never personally into Barbie dolls, I still found it fascinating to here about the different types of dolls and why they were collectable or otherwise significant. She raised good kids. My cousins are fun to hang out with and they are good people.

I wish I could have said goodbye when she was here. I wish I could have given her one last hug. I know she is looking down on us from heaven. So I am saying it and doing it now. I know we will meet again someday. I love you Aunty Becky. I will miss you. I will think of you often and say prayers for you to receive even more of God's blessings than I know you are already enjoying. And if you can, please use that wonderful caring nature of yours to continue to look after us from time to time. It would be greatly appreciated. I love you, goodbye.

Andrew

k [email protected] on Sep 15, 2021

Becky was always full of love and cheer. She also always had interesting stories to tell. I enjoyed hearing about her purchasing job at the Mayo clinic. The obscure expensive devices that the doctors needed. She had funny jokes about it. And then when I myself became a doctor the jokes became funnier. I certainly got my collectors gene from My father and Becky. Even though I was never personally into Barbie dolls, I still found it fascinating to here about the different types of dolls and why they were collectable or otherwise significant. She raised good kids. My cousins are fun to hang out with and they are good people.

I wish I could have said goodbye when she was here. I wish I could have given her one last hug. I know she is looking down on us from heaven. So I am saying it and doing it now. I know we will meet again someday. I love you Aunty Becky. I will miss you. I will think of you often and say prayers for you to receive even more of God's blessings than I know you are already enjoying. And if you can, please use that wonderful caring nature of yours to continue to look after us from time to time. It would be greatly appreciated. I love you, goodbye.

L Linda harvell on Sep 15, 2021

Very sorry to hear the passing of Becky. We worked together at Saint Mary’s for 25-30 years with purchasing and contracts. A very special person. Thoughts and prayers to her family.
Linda Harvell

C Cindy Horn on Sep 15, 2021

Becky was a "unique" tell it as it is person and it was always the truth. She was a great teammate and a Greater friend. She will be missed by many. Prayers to hubby Terry and her children who she cherished.

J Jeff Wills on Sep 15, 2021

Becky was one the employees and colleagues that left an impression with everyone she ever interacted with. God chose a winner for his team in heaven. Prayers and Thoughts with Becky's family in her loss.

S Sarah Larson on Sep 15, 2021

Becky left a lasting impression on everyone she met. I will never forget that spunky lady from my times in Supply Chain. My deepest condolences. We lost a good one!

S Sarah Larson on Sep 15, 2021

Becky left a lasting impression on everyone she met. I will never forget that spunky lady from my times in Supply Chain. My deepest condolences! We lost a good one!

C Carol Sattre Johnson on Sep 15, 2021

My sympathy to all family members.

D David on Sep 15, 2021

God's Speed Becky ~ Rest in Peace!

P Pat King on Sep 15, 2021

My deepest sympathies are extended to Becky's family. I worked with Becky in Supply Chain at Mayo for a number of years. Her ability to 'push through and get it done' was admirable. She was always willing to help without regard to her own workload; and shared her laughter with us all. I'm truly sorry for your loss.

M Michelle on Sep 15, 2021

Becky was a great teacher to us all at the Mic warehouse when we were learning a new system. Becky had more energy than most and was always willing to help us. She is gone too soon!🙏

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